Yonca Dervişoğlu

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Born
Istanbul, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
CitizenshipTurkey
Education
  • BA in Business Administration
  • MA in International Business
Alma mater
  • Istanbul University
  • Ohio State University
OccupationBusinesswoman
EmployerGoogle’
TitleChief Marketing Officer, EMEA
Children2
Parent(s)
  • Dr Ahmet Dervişoğlu (father)

Yonca Dervisoglu' is a Turkish businesswoman[1] based in London and Google’s Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA[2]. She holds a number of board positions and previously worked for Unilever and Yahoo![3]. She has been a driving force behind Grow with Google, an initiative which has trained more than ten million people to date across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in digital skills[4]. She also co-founded Google Arts & Culture[5].

Contents

  1. Career
  2. Boards
  3. Personal life
  4. References

Career

Dervisoglu started her career at Kale Group in Turkey, where she worked for a year, after they provided a scholarship for her Master’s Degree. She worked for Unilever for nine years before joining Yahoo![6]. In 2006, she was recruited to Google by Lorraine Twohill, where she is currently Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA[7]. She is the Executive Sponsor for Google Zeitgeist in EMEA [8][9]. In 2009, Dervisoglu co-founded the Google Cultural Institute, what later became Google Arts & Culture, with Amit Sood[10], who leads the initiative. With Matt Brittin, she is also a co founder of Grow with Google[11], an initiative which has trained more than 14 million people to date across EMEA and 70 million worldwide in digital skills[12].

Boards

Dervisoglu sits on the Natural History Museum’s Digital Advisory Board and the Board of AccelerateHer, of the Founders Forum. She previously held board roles at Heineken[13] and Tech City UK, and from 2013-2015 she was on the committee of The Prince’s Trust Women’s Leadership Group[14]. She is a Fellow and former board member of the Marketing Society and a global leadership council member of the Brookings Institution.

Personal life

Dervisoglu was born in Istanbul[15][16], and lived in San Francisco for part of her childhood while her father, Prof Dr Ahmet Dervişoğlu, worked as a professor at University of California, Berkeley[17]. She has a BA in Business Administration from Istanbul University and a MA in International Business from Ohio State University[18]. Dervisoglu calls London home: she has lived there for 22 years and now resides there with her two daughters[19]. She is an art enthusiast, a member of the Innovation Circle of the Serpentine Galleries[20], claims to be an expert on red apples and has a closet of Burning Man attire[21].

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References

  1. "Turkish at the top of Google: Yonca Dervişoğlu Brunini". CNN Turkey. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via CNN.
  2. "This Is the Most Googled Word in Syria". Fortune. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. "The year search became personal". BBC. 24 December 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. "We believe in Turkey's potential as Google". Demirören News Agency. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  5. "Welcoming Yonca Dervisoglu: CMO for Google". Emanuel School. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  6. "Yahoo! appoints European chief". Marketing Week. 17 April 2003. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. "Girl Guides: Google's VP of marketing, EMEA, Yonca Brunini on why brands must adopt revolutionary thinking". The Drum. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  8. "Yonca Brunini". 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2020 – via Google.
  9. "Asian Women of Achievement: the full shortlist". Markets Insider. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via The Independent.
  10. "Asian Women of Achievement: the full shortlist". Markets Insider. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via The Independent.
  11. "Welcoming Yonca Dervisoglu: CMO for Google". Emanuel School. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  12. "Free tools and training to help with economic recovery in Europe, the Middle East and Africa". 2020-07-01. Retrieved 19 August 2020 – via Google.
  13. "Heineken N.V. announces changes to the composition of its Supervisory Board". Markets Insider. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  14. "Girl Guides: Google's VP of marketing, EMEA, Yonca Brunini on why brands must adopt revolutionary thinking". The Drum. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  15. "Turkish at the top of Google: Yonca Dervişoğlu Brunini". CNN Turkey. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via CNN.
  16. "Celebrating businesses giving back this Ramadan". 23 June 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via Google.
  17. {{cite book |last1=Cüceloğlu |first1=Dogan |title=The mind of DERVİŞ: Conversations with Prof. Ahmet Dervişoğl|date=2016 |publisher=Remzi Kitabevi |location=Istanbul, Turkey |isbn=978-975-14-1721-3
  18. "Yonca Dervisoglu". Retrieved 18 August 2020 – via LinkedIn.
  19. "Yonca Dervisoglu". Inspiring Fifty. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  20. "Join the Serpentine community of supporters". Serpentine Galleries. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  21. "Yonca Dervisoglu". Inspiring Fifty. Retrieved 18 August 2020.

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